Yesterday, JB Hi-Fi snatched the crown for Australia's stealthiest mobile plan launch, releasing two BYO offers with nary a whisper. Only available in-store, you won't find mention of them anywhere on JB's website. You can, however, read about them right here.
You can imagine that one day all internet will be mobile, untethered from cables, implanted directly into our brains. We'll look back at the spider-like routers in our homes with the same nostalgia that we feel when we think of screeching dial-up modems.
Available under the moniker "JB Hi-Fi Mobile", the plans are essentially a Telstra MVNO service with slightly better pricing, as well as a few JB-specific extras.
At the moment, there's just the two plans, for which you'll find details below (courtesy of Canstar Blue). Please note, both plans include unlimited talk and text:
|$45 BYO mobile||12 months||25GB (15GB + 10GB bonus)||$200 JB Hi-Fi gift card|
|$65 BYO mobile||24 months||45GB (40GB + 5GB bonus)||$300-$500 credit to phone purchase*|
The amount of credit you get with the $65 plan depends on the price of the phone you put it towards. If it's less than $999, you'll get $300, for $999 and over it goes up to $500.
As Canstar Blue's Tara Donnelly points out, unlike some other Telstra resellers, JB's plans come with unmetered Apple Music and access to Telstra Air Wi-Fi hot spots. If you're wondering how JB's pricing compares to Telstra's, take a look:
So you're saving about $4-$5, though JB's $65 plan locks you in for an extra 12 months, so it's probably not worth it if you don't use the phone credit. That said, $500 is quite the discount, if you go for a $1000+ device. Even $300 off a sub-grand phone is a good deal.
If you're willing to buy a last-generation phone, you can also get a massive $740 off the Apple iPhone X when you sign up to a $65 plan. The iPhone X deal ends on September 30, so you will need to stop by JB Hi-Fi this weekend.
If you're shopping around for a new telco provider and a new iPhone, JB Hi-Fi has a deal that's pretty hard to ignore. For a limited time, you can get a whopping $740 off the 64GB iPhone X when you bundle it with a $65 phone plan - that's approximately 50% off the current sticker price! Here are the details.
JB Hi-Fi launches SIM-only mobile plans [Canstar Blue]